Almonds

Our recipes will help you reap the benefits of almonds in delicious ways. Discover recipes with almond flour, almond butter, plus cookies, cakes, and more.

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Basic French Macarons

Want to learn how to make macarons? We've taken the guesswork out of making these patisserie beauties, so you can prepare them at home. Our foolproof macarons recipe calls for making your own almond flour (it's so much easier than it seems), then adding just four other ingredients: powdered sugar, egg whites, white sugar, and any filling you please.

Warm Lentil Salad with Poached Eggs

French green lentils and Swiss chard join the aromatic blend of finely diced onion, carrot, and celery known as mirepoix in this hearty salad. It's tossed in a lemony mustard dressing while still warm and finished with fresh parsley, creamy goat cheese, crunchy almonds, and the piece de resistance, poached eggs.

Five-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookies

Longing for homemade chocolate chip cookies in a snap? Nut butter does double duty by replacing both flour and regular butter in these five-ingredient, two-bite (gluten-free!) treats.

Kransekake

The kransekake, which translates to "wreath cake", is the signature cake of Norway and a showstopping confection that is made for special occasions. And as impressive as a tall tower made out of eighteen delicate cookie rings is, this sweet stunner is surprisingly straightforward to make. The naturally gluten-free dough is made from processing almonds until finely ground, then confectioners' sugar and egg whites are added to bind it together. After an overnight rest, the dough is rolled into ropes and fitted into specialty molds. Once baked, the rings are stacked sky-high and kept in place with royal icing, which pulls double duty as both glue and garnish.

Pinto-Bean Burgers

Toasted almonds, panko, roasted red peppers, and feta add heft and flavor to these California-style veggie burgers. The patties can be made with any kind of beans. You can also swap homemade for a 15.5-ounce can -- just drain and rinse first.

Almond Flour Pancakes

Low in carbs and gluten-free, these quick and easy pancakes are made with almond flour and are a wonderful treat to have for breakfast or brunch at home. 

Chicken Kabsa

Considered the national dish of Saudi Arabia, this spiced chicken-and-rice dinner couldn't have a more beautiful presentation—it's served with fried almonds and raisins, parsley sprigs, and a citrusy yogurt sauce.

Banana Energy Bites

Almond butter and hemp seeds transform the humble banana into a next-level healthy snack.

Strawberry Spinach Salad

If preparing this salad ahead of time, add all the ingredients to the vinaigrette with the exception of the spinach, then add the spinach on top and let stand until ready to toss.

Perfect Homemade Granola

Rating: 3.5 stars 6
If you prefer some other dried fruit, such as cranberries, you can add them to this mix.

Blancmange

One of Martha's all-time favorite gelatin desserts, blancmange is like a large-format panna cotta. In French, 'blanc' means white and 'manger' means to eat. Martha ups the ante by making hers with cinnamon-steeped almond milk and just the right amount of cream.

Almond-Crusted Chicken

Rating: 3 stars 114
Chicken breasts with a crunchy breadcrumb-and-almond-sliver coating are a light and satisfying springtime entree. Serve them with Orzo with Peas and Mint and Romaine Salad with Prosciutto Crisps.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Vegan Blueberry Crisp
Toasted almonds add an extra crunch to the oat topping in this easy vegan dessert. Chock-full of fresh blueberries, it's ideal for summer entertaining.
Chocolate Ganache Tart
Rating: Unrated 171
Ganache is a luxurious filling made of heavy cream and dark chocolate. Here, it's poured into a buttery almond shortbread crust. Martha made this recipe on Martha Bakes episode 603.
Rhubarb-Apple-Almond Cobbler

This rhubarb and apple cobbler is perfect for kids to make on Mother's Day: The steps are few and easy to follow, and it is attractive yet requires no real decorating—you just drop the dough over the top, brush on heavy cream, add sliced almonds, and bake.